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Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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I joined Northumbria as a Lecturer in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2013.  I graduated as a Doctor in Physics from the University of Barcelona in 2009. I then moved to Oxford University as a Marie Curie Fellow in the department of Theoretical Physics. More recently, I worked as a postdoc in the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics.

My teaching interests lie in soft condensed matter physics: fluid mechanics, statistical physics, and mathematics.

Campus Address

Ellison Building


Physics PhD September 01 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A viscous switch for liquid-liquid dewetting, Edwards, A., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Newton, M., Brown, C., McHale, G. 23 Jan 2020, In: Communications Physics
  • Bidirectional Motion of Droplets on Gradient Liquid Infused Surfaces, Sadullah, M., Launay, G., Parle, J., Ledesma-Aguilar, R., Gizaw, Y., McHale, G., Wells, G., Kusumaatmaja, H. 22 Apr 2020
  • Electrostatic Control of Dewetting Dynamics, Edwards, A., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Newton, M., Brown, C., McHale, G. 6 Jun 2020, In: Applied Physics Letters
  • Interfacial Strategies for Smart Slippery Surfaces, McHale, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Wells, G. 8 May 2020, In: Journal of Bionic Engineering
  • Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of the dynamics of liquid barrels, Ruiz Gutierrez, E., Ledesma Aguilar, R. 13 May 2020, In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter
  • Apparent Contact Angles on Lubricant Impregnated Surfaces/SLIPS: From Superhydrophobicity to Electrowetting, McHale, G., Orme, B., Wells, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R. 19 Mar 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Droplet Retention and Shedding on Slippery Substrates, Orme, B., McHale, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R., Wells, G. 16 Jul 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations of Electrowetting Phenomena, Ledesma Aguilar, R., Ruiz Gutierrez, E. 9 Apr 2019, In: Langmuir
  • Leidenfrost heat engine, Agrawal, P., Wells, G., Ledesma Aguilar, R., McHale, G., Buchoux, A., Stokes, A., Sefiane, K. 15 Apr 2019, In: Applied Energy

PGR Supervision

  • Hernán Barrio-Zhang Start: 01/06/2018
  • Elfego Ruiz Gutierrez Theoretical and computational modelling of wetting phenomena in smooth geometries Start: 10/11/2014


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